Laura Scandizzo, Soprano
Laura’s operatic roles include performing the roles of Nella in Gianni Schicchi and Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos for Land of Enchantment Opera in New Mexico, USA. She also performed the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria at the Varna International Opera Academy in June 2017. She was the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in 2016 and the Poulenc Gloria in 2017 with Willoughby Symphony. Laura is an alumnus of the Pacific Opera Young Artist program havening taken part as an Adjunct Artist in 2016 and as a Young Artist in 2017. Through that association she has taken part in concerts presented in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House and in April 2017 she was privileged to present, along with Simon Kenway, piano, and Lucy Warren, violin, the Australian premiere of “Race to the Sky” a September 11th song cycle by Richard Pearson Thomas. In November 2017 she was honoured to have been given the opportunity to perform for the German President Frank Walter-Steinmeier and his wife during their visit to Australia. She has performed with the Opera Australia chorus in King Roger, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s Carmen, The Nixon Tapes presented for the Vivid Festival, the Verdi Requiem, and will join the chorus again in Aida in July.